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Infested with lice.‘their hair was lice-infested’‘lice-infested straw beds’
- ‘Some of the guards, who had voluntarily stayed behind, were deliberately thrown into lice-infested barracks so that they would get typhus and die, but this was not told in the film.’
- ‘Visiting a livestock auction in Exeter she saw seven donkeys corralled in a cramped, lice-infested pen and, horrified, resolved to help.’
- ‘They described the cells as overcrowded and lice-infested, with food limited to a small portion of cornmeal porridge and green vegetables.’
- ‘Gomez grinned at him, through his filthy lice-infested hair and the caked blood at his mouth.’
- ‘On one occasion she was transferred, without explanation, from a hideously overcrowded, lice-infested barrack to a luxurious single apartment with fresh flowers.’
- ‘I would try to bury myself under my single, lice-infested blanket to block out the noise.’
- ‘Here were two young men, remarkably illdressed, lice-infested, walking on the shanks of their skin boots, and almost out of supplies, who had journeyed more or less alone from Repulse Bay, some 200 miles away, in the middle of winter.’
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